Today the ‘A10 Safer Junctions’ was formally received at the Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet meeting. This follows on from me handing over the A10 Safer Junctions petition signed by over 1,200 local residents to Cllr Mac Maguire (Highways Portfolio Holder) at Cambridgeshire County Council Shire Hall on August 29th.
I was pleased that the petition was well received today – being signed by over 1,200 residents shows the strength of feeling and a clear call for action. We have seen serious accidents at both these junctions over the years. Many local residents have said the layouts of both junctions are not fit for purpose as they are unclear and confusing.
Since the campaign was launched in February, we have seen recognition from the County Council that the Landbeach/Milton junction needs to be made safer for pedestrians and cyclists. A consultation event is happening later in the month in Landbeach. This is welcome, but the junction needs to be made safer for all – cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Over the years there have been discussions and ideas over improving the Landbeach/Waterbeach junction, we do also need to see this turn into action.
I am optimistic that we can succeed in this campaign. Both our last two A10 campaigns resulted in action – the reduced 50mph A10 speed limit and street lights and traffic lights on the Denny End junction.
This petition sends a clear message to Highways in the call to action. Thank you to all the local residents who supported the campaign”.
The County Council will send a formal response to the petition within the next 10 days.